Well, there aren’t much of the "Marvel Phase 4 predictions" left now, do they?
At the Comic-Con, President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, unveiled how the next two years are going to be like for Marvel Cinematic Universe.
(There were many surprises. And then there were some SUPER surprises!)
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But first, here's the 2-year planned releases and premiers in the Marvel Phase 4:
• May 1, 2020: Black Widow
• Fall, 2020: The Falcon and Winter Soldier
• Nov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
• Feb. 12, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
• Spring, 2021: WandaVision Disney Plus series
• May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
• Spring, 2021: Loki Disney Plus series
• Summer, 2021: What If...?
• Fall, 2021: Hawkeye
• Nov. 5, 2021: Thor 4: Love and Thunder
Yes, Black Widow is happening. And it is perhaps one of the most anticipated of all.
While Agent Romanoff may have given up her life in Avengers: Endgame, she is (FINALLY!!!) getting her standalone movie.
Per reports, Black Widow will be set right after Captain America: Civil War. Meaning, it would be a prequel to Infinity Wars.
The shooting is already underway.
After the forgotten sacrifice of Natasha in the Endgame courtesy of heroic a-la-I-am-Iron-Man snap which stole all the headlines (and tears), it's so great that Black Widow is getting her own movie. Let's not forget she was a big part of how Avengers came together and stayed that way for long.
As for the rest of the releases, nothing much is known till now.
The Other Releases
'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' will be original TV series, premiering on Disney Plus. Falcon might have Cap's shield. It would be weird not seeing Steve Rogers with the shield -- but it's equally exciting.
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'The Eternals' will feature Angelina Jolie. It will come out in November 2020. 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' will come just 3-4 months later.
'WandaVision Disney Plus series' is another exciting addition, likely the love-saga between Scarlett Witch and Vision. Although Vision has died, it would be nice to see both of them together again, getting more limelight.
'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' will continue following the Wizardry of Doctor Strange. As the name suggests, it would have to do a lot with the multiverse, a part of which we saw in the latest 'Spiderman: Far From Home'.
Much to the delight of all the ladies, Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki in Disney Plus's original series premiering in Spring 2021.
'What if', an animated series, will include Jeffrey Wright as Uatu, the Watcher. Based on 1977 comics, it will get its release in Summer 2021.
And then, of course, another MAJOR release: Hawkeye, a TV series.
Jeremy Renner will continue with the role. He is another highly underrated character that often gets lost in the midst of Captains, Irons, and Thors. So, it's really satisfying to see him get his standalone TV space.
If done right, this might even open doors for us to see Ronin, the alter-ego of Hawkeye. It will be nice seeing a superhero that is less of a God and more of a human.
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The Lady Thor
They likely saved the best for the last. Thor 4 will get its release on November 5, 2021.
Yes, Chris Hemsworth will reprise the role of the Almighty, assumingly without the beer belly this time. However, during the announcement, what stole the show was the appearance of Natalie Portman, who will play Lady Thor in the movie.
'Lady Thor' -- that alone sounds the coolest thing ever. And these pictures make the movie "can't wait for" already…
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Push for Diversity (and Disney Plus)
A lot of Marvel Phase 4 predictions did come true.
Following the announcements, the general consensus was that the studio is pushing for diversity. More women in dominant roles; Lady Thor, Black Widow, Wanda, Captain Marvel. We might have a black Captain America, which is a big news.
Also, the line of Marvel Phase 4 clearly is designed to put Disney Plus, an upcoming OTT subscription service, as a market leader.
For the fans who care more than just about Iron Man, Captain America and Spiderman, Marvel Cinematic Universe has plenty up its sleeve to keep them hooked for the next 2 years.
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